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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Plasti dipped 45 degree Regulator fitting mod for the ETEK3

Please note that the Mods in my blog are meant for recreation and great care is put in during the use of this equipment to ensure that it does not endanger anybody during usage. These paintball equipment is used only in sanctioned paintball fields.


Manage to squeeze some time to perform this mod. Components needed:
- 45 Degree NPT Macro line fitting
- Teflon tape
- Straight Macro line fitting

I started with the 45 Deg macro line fitting. Did not like the angular shape of the fitting so I used a dremmel tool to make the edges rounder. Next I mounted the straight fitting to the female part of the 45 deg fitting, I used some Teflon tape to ensure that the air does not leak at the joint. Finally this combination part is screwed onto the ETEk3 Regulator again some Teflon tape is used on the thread to ensure a proper seal.

For aesthetic, I used Plastidip paint to coat the chrome parts of the fittings. Finally the existing macro line needs to be shortened about 1 cm to accommodate the new fittings. I finally gassed up the ETEK3 to test for leaks. Was relieved to see that the setup was good and everything is properly sealed.

Current Mod list to the ETEK3 AM:
- Pooty modded Cure3 Bolt.
- Virtue LED Re-Defined board
- Virtue Laser eyes.
- Planet Eclipse POPs on/off ASA
- 45 degree Regulator fitting 
- ZICK 2 Rammer
- Critical 1000G barrel
- APEX2 with Deadly Winds Carbon Fiber Skin
- Deadly Winds Fusion Adapter for APEX2 - Mounts nicely to the PE Standard ETEK 3 Shaft barrel.

This was the combi part before it was Plasti Dipped.